Kurds drawn into clashes with Sunni rebels

Kurds are fighting Sunni rebels as they try to secure the borders of a potential independent state.

    Iraqi Kurds have been involved in heavy clashes with Sunni rebel groups in the eastern province of Diyala.

    Kurdish military leaders say their target is to reach the Hamrin mountains, which they consider the natural boundary of their homeland, but achieving that goal has been costly.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Jalawla.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.